'Gay Genius' edited by Annie Murphy

Gay Genius comes with its own definition at the back of the book. The Romans thought genius was a guardian spirit, but it also means an influential person or one with high mental ability. Readers are given sample usage as well: “Your gay genius astounds me” or “ Last night my gay genius appeared to… read more

Dirk Vanden: Pioneer Of Gay Literature

“There are those who believe that Gay Liberation started at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village on June 28, 1969. That is like believing that a flower can blossom without having been planted…” Before a series of landmark decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court concerning obscenity, beginning in 1957 and accelerating and changing direction throughout… read more

'A Queer History of the United States' by Michael Bronski and 'Queer America: A People’s LGBT History of the United States' by Vicki L. Eaklor

Scholars from many disciplines engage in heated debates over the definition and role of LGBT Studies. They question whether LGBT Studies should be an independent academic discipline, or if LGBT Studies scholars should “queer” the curriculum. They also question whether or not LGBT populations have distinct histories and cultures parallel to those of “heterosexual” communities… read more

'The Golden Age of Gay Fiction' Edited by Drewey Wayne Gunn

Lambda Award Finalist The first gay novel I read, The Front Runner by Patricia Nell Warren, was published in 1975. It changed the way I viewed myself and my relationship with the world around me. It released an inner being that I had kept locked in a deep cave, and finally gave me a picture… read more

‘Party Animals: A Hollywood Tale of Sex, Drugs, and Rock ’n’ Roll Starring the Fabulous Allan Carr’ by Robert Hofler

Party Animals focuses on the glamorous social life and dramatic career of late gay producer, screenwriter, promoter, and manager Allan Carr, a man responsible for such hits as Grease and such misses as Can’t Stop the Music. Author Robert Hofler—a Variety senior editor known for his book on Rock Hudson’s closeted agent Henry Willson—writes descriptively… read more